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by lambs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic english, french, italian language
Topic: Problem with a Norwest!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Problem with a Nordwest!

As we have stripped it this time, it is apparent that someone has been in there before and when putting it back together had no idea of using a torque wrench, they were more like a gorilla with a rattle gun! Everything was way over tightened. I'd regard the conrod bolts (and nuts, if it has them) a...
by lambs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?

I did. Looks a bit strange, because of the cool white Light, but it works. Much lower Power Consumption and brighter Light. Strangeness is fine :) Increased brightness and lower power consumption can only be plusses on a 6v system. They're more expensive, of course, but worth a try I think. *danke*
by lambs
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic english, french, italian language
Topic: Problem with a Norwest!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Problem with a Norwest!

The main worrying thing was that the big end bolts appeared to be over tightened. Curious about this. Big end bolts/nuts are high tensile strength items, so over-tightening results in one of two things; - stripped threads - bolt failure - either complete failure (fracture) or yielding, which is eff...
by lambs
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

6v LED 'bulbs' ?

I'm in the midst of a full re-wire on the Autostrada. Thinking about new 6v globes (tail/stop, instrument light, etc) and curious to know if anyone has tried 6v LED equivalents.

TIA
by lambs
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Fork reconditioning ?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Fork reconditioning ?

An update.....my usual chrome plater was reluctant but I have found another that is confident of success. I've given him one set to try out so will see how that goes. Not cheap but has to be done 8)
by lambs
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic german language
Topic: Totalschaden
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Totalschaden

Sorry to intrude, but I don't speak/write German. The photos of the engine failure are very interesting. In particular the photo I've attached shows clear evidence of a fatigue crack (red arrow) in the valve stem. The crack has grown from lower-left to top-right in the photo. Looks like the crack ha...
by lambs
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Gesuche / Parts wanted
Topic: 202 parts wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 202 parts wanted

Bob Wright got back to me so all good :)

Updated list of needed parts:

A - Got one ! :)
B - Got one ! :)
C - Still need these (the lead I thought I had to a pair turned out to be a waste of time)
D - Twist on fuel cap
E - Complete set of control cables...clutch, throttle, choke, front brake.
by lambs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work

An update on progress.....things got a little more complex than expected. The Good - as well as the seat, I've managed to track down a front wheel, taillamp, headlamp, wiring loom, RH footpeg and some other minor parts. - I now have a usable spring for the advance mechanism + new points and condenso...
by lambs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Gesuche / Parts wanted
Topic: 202 parts wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 202 parts wanted

OK, will do :?
by lambs
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Gesuche / Parts wanted
Topic: 202 parts wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 202 parts wanted

I do keep an eye on ebay.it and that's where I have found quite a few things I need so far. I'm not sure what you mean by a 'mudguard badge'. Shipping costs to Australia are just waaaay expensive....period (but I don't have much choice.......). Did you see the carb/battery fairings advertised recent...
by lambs
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Fork reconditioning ?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Fork reconditioning ?

Thanks for the reply. I have a local chrome plater that I have used before so I will see what he says. I think I will need to mask the aluminium alloy part of the leg for the plating process, but it should be possible. I asked bebmeccanica to send me a photo of what is in that kit just to be sure an...
by lambs
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Gilera Pacar
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Gilera Pacar

Impressive.....someone has waaaaay too much time on their hands.... :D I wonder at the longevity of that plastic alternator drive gear running at crankshaft speed on the 4 cyl. I know some single cylinder Gilera's used a plastic camshaft gear but in that case running at half crank speed. Still, the ...
by lambs
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Fork reconditioning ?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Fork reconditioning ?

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with fork reconditioning, particularly the section at the top of the slider. The 150 Autostrada I have is particularly bad in this area (wear, rust, pitting). A set of forks I've picked up for the 202 also needs reconditioning. Attached are pictures of one...
by lambs
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Gesuche / Parts wanted
Topic: 202 parts wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: 202 parts wanted

Thanks - I keep an eye on kijiji as well as subito. Not much there in terms of what I need but I also haven't found a way to register there from outside Italy, so that makes it a bit hard. I was hoping someone here might have pointers to 'niche' suppliers.....specialist wreckers/breakers in early Gi...
by lambs
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Gesuche / Parts wanted
Topic: 202 parts wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 714

202 parts wanted

I've managed to track down quite a few parts to restore the 202 inc a complete front end and front wheel, but I still need the parts shown in the attached photo. Specifically: A - rear mudguard B - chainguard C - [I think I've tracked down a pair of these 'fairings'....stay tuned] D - Twist on fuel ...